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The Best Boys’ Dress Sandals for Any Occasion

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of dress sandals for your son, we’ve got you covered. After some research, we rounded up our top picks for the best boys’ styles that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion.

Whether your little man is in need of warm-weather shoes for an upcoming birthday party, a wedding, church services or simply the start of the new school year, you’re likely to find a great option that he’ll love from our roundup. Read on to shop our favorite comfortable and cool models like classic flip-flops from Quiksilver and more.

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1. Chaco Z/1 EcoTread Sandal

This durable style’s trademarked LuvSeat footbed was built to promote healthy body alignment in kids.

Pros: Custom adjustable straps allow for easy on and off. Midsoles are constructed with durable PU foam that is slip-resistant. These are machine-washable with vegan-friendly construction, and they come in a variety of different designs in addition to plain black. A non-marking EcoTread outsole offers high-traction when needed. They offer optimal arch support.

Cons: These can run a tad big.

Chaco Z1 Ecotread Sandal
CREDIT: Amazon

2. Quiksilver Carver Suede Youth Flip-Flop

These lightweight tan Quiksilver flip-flops feature a soft suede and leather upper with contrast stitching and a molded, anti-slip EVA footbed.

Pros: A durable blown-rubber outsole incorporates logo lugs that optimize traction. These make a great option for boys in need of added arch support. They’re sturdy and hold up well against water and sun.

Cons: We recommend ordering a size up as these sometimes run small.

Quiksilver Carver Suede Youth Flip-Flop
CREDIT: Amazon

3. Dadawen Closed Toe Sandal

These leather sandals come with a soft-cushioned footbed and a closed-toe design to protect feet from potential stubs or scrapes.

Pros: Breathable, lightweight insoles will keep your little man comfortable and happy. A hook-and-loop closure makes these easy to slip on and off. They are also available in white, brown and tan.

Cons: We suggest ordering a half size larger than normal.

Dadawen Closed Toe Sandal
CREDIT: Amazon
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